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Losing the battle on Marijuana education
04-22-2015

 

They all looked normal to me. Not at all like Cheech and Chong. Featured in an article posted April 16th on the Huffington Post website, were photos of seemingly sophisticated and affluent individuals of various ethnic and age groups recreationally using marijuana in various forms. The photos were highlighted in an effort to recast the reader’s view of marijuana consumers from the stereotyped “stoner” to average person. The article’s author, Matt Ferner , quoting a source, "Marijuana is being covered by the media in an increasingly sophisticated and nuanced way now that the laws are changing and more people are ‘out’ as marijuana users," said Sharda Sekaran, managing director of communications for DPA...
Marijuana – Times are Changing
04-22-2015

 

We are witnessing a major shift in societal and legal views of marijuana. Like it or not, today and for the years to come the drug and alcohol testing industry will be faced with challenging issues as well as with business opportunities as our country grapples with a shift in attitude towards marijuana....
Top Three Considerations for Choosing a Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument
03-23-2015

 

So your program has decided to implement breath alcohol testing and your boss has given you the task of recommending a breath alcohol testing instrument to purchase. You don’t know the first thing about alcohol testing instruments except that the price ranges from less than $100 to over $1,000. Here are three of the most important things to consider as you evaluate different alcohol instruments....
Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive Alcohol Testing
03-23-2015

 

When we think of alcohol testing we usually visualize someone blowing into a mouthpiece mounted on a breath testing device. This typical method of alcohol testing is referred to as "direct" testing. However, there are many screening situations that call for using breath test devices capable of conducting a "passive" test....